Fettercairn Distillery comes with a new release celebrating different maturation stories

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Following the success of the inaugural Fettercairn 16 Years Old last year, the Fettercairn Distillery has announced the release of its successor. The annual series celebrates different maturation stories, whilst continuing to showcase the distillery’s tropical style achieved from the distinctive copper cooling ring distillation process.

This latest release unites both Sherry-matured and Sherry-finished casks to create a truly refined, balanced yet classic combination of rare Fettercairn and Sherry styles.  The hand-selected casks from a small, family run Bodega in Jerez include first fill Oloroso, refill Oloroso and  first fill aged Palo Cortado Sherry butts, which marry together seamlessly to enhance the distinctive distillery character.

These rare, never to be repeated casks were selected with a focus on retaining the natural beauty and balance of the Fettercairn tropical house style, while taking on the bold sweetness of the dark and nutty Oloroso. This is complemented by refined vanilla and citrus notes from the aged Palo Cortado butts, which add complexity and depth to the ripe exotic fruit characters typically found in the Fettercairn spirit when it reaches its mid-late teens.

Bottled at 46.4 percent, the newly released Fettercairn 16 Years Old 2021 Limited Edition is natural in colour and non-chill filtered. This 16 year old beverage has rich honey and bronzed hues. On the nose, sugared almonds, dried fruit and aged wood feature harmoniously, whilst on the palate, a myriad of Alphonso mango, rich citrus zest and apricots are balanced with walnut, coffee and liquorice notes giving way to salted caramel, sandalwood and iced ginger cake on the finish.

Fettercairn 16 Years Old 2021 Limited Edition is available across Europe including France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium from December, extending to Global Travel Retail and key Asian markets in 2022, at an RSP of £69. The GTR edition will be in 1L formats with an RSP of £79.